*Upcoming Events:* Saturday Feb 22 Away ride-Ojai
*Gravel ride on following Sunday's* February 16,23 March 15,22,29 April 5,12
Local rides- Saturday February 8th @8:30 Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map Red Taylor Rock Store/dn Encinal 50 5,174 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31868781 805-390-2200 Mully/TOW/Westlake Orange Doug Rock Store/dn Mully 42.5 4,595 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31869138 323-806-2002 Encinal/Westlake Orange Lite Petros Rock Store/dn Encinal 44.5 4,424 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27918365 805-630-8116 Mully/Westlake Gold Sharon 818-519-8694 Hid Val/DoVi/Lynn 35 2,164 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20242582 Flores/Erbes Sunday February 9th @9:00 am Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map Red TBD Westlake/Arboles/Erbes 35 2,509 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/3775214 LaGranada/Lynn/Potrero Orange TBD Westlake/Arboles/Erbes 35 2,509 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/3775214 Gold LaGranada/Lynn/Potrero Social Kay Westlake/Kanan 20 1,097 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17136221 818-419-1172 Chesbro/Agoura Sunday February 9th @9:00 am Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map Gravel Rob Kass Hid Val/Sycamore Cyn 36.5 2,704 https://www.strava.com/routes/23747883 Out N Back
Question of the week: Am I really burning that many calories? Probably not. Most trackers are overestimating calories burned. Some gym equipment like stair steppers are either completely wrong, or truly magical pieces of equipment. I’ve seen numbers over 900 calories for an hour on that machine. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to count the calories, but don’t go for the extra donut assuming that you burned/earned it.
Safety Tip of the Week: Watch for Traffic Coming from The Rear-Even when you are occupying the proper lane position, it often helps to know when a car is coming. Consider wearing/using a mirror. Since those in front cannot see traffic approaching from the rear, it is the responsibility of the riders in back to inform the others by saying “car back.” Around curves, on narrow roads, or when riding double, it is also helpful to warn of traffic approaching from the front with “car up.”
When riding with us: · wear helmets and ensure your bike is in good working order · stay in bike lanes and no more than two abreast on them; single file otherwise · not overlap wheels · descend carefully! Look out for debris, animals, potholes, tight bends, and slick spots · pass slower riders on the left · ride predictably: signal when changing lines and call out hazards · avoid bunching up · respect all traffic rules and the rights of motor vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians · always use proper hand signals to indicate to drivers and other riders your intentions · we are a "rules of the road" cycling club · Inclement weather policy: In the interest of safety, whenever it is either actively raining or the ride route has wet roads, it is our club policy to cancel a club ride. Club members may still choose to meet and ride in these conditions; however, the ride will not be considered an official club ride